Cherry Class (Year 1/2)

Welcome back to Cherry Class! New Year, new beginning; we have lots to do this term. Our topic is Fighting Fit, so we will be learning about how to start the year keeping ourselves safe and healthy!

Miss Dotchin is your teacher and Mrs Milburn is your teaching assistant. Mrs Hathaway will be teaching you P.E. and Mrs Pilkington will be teaching you Music on Tuesday morning when you work together in your cohorts of Y1 and Y2

As you know reading is so important and we all love reading in school. We would love it if you could support your child in this and listen to them read each night (even two pages if time is an issue)! This helps the children immeasurably in their day to day school work, their communication and comprehension of the world around them. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this.

We will be looking at the story of the Magic Porridge Pot which will help the children become familiar with story language and the construction of a story. They will be consolidating their use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces, as well as learning about joining sentences, using adjectives and different sentence types, such as commands, questions and statements. They will also be learning about the features of a non-fiction text and looking at how to use and create instructions.

In Maths we will be looking at our 2, 5 and 10 times table. We will be looking in depth at fractions of shape, number, and measurements. This will include 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4. They will also be doing problem solving using multiplication and division using both abstract and pictorial representation. They will also learn how to use and create arrays.

In Science we will be looking at healthy and unhealthy food we will look at the British value of individual liberty and discuss the importance of making good choices for ourselves. We will also investigate why exercise is good for us.

In R.E. we will be learning about how Jesus was special. We learn about the miracles he did and who his special friends were.

In Computing we are developing our skills in using basic direction keys, creating and debugging an algorithm. In Esafety we will be thinking about how we can stay safe online.

In Geography we will do traffic and parking surveys and look at how to make the area around us safer. We will look at the British value of Democracy and see how we can influence change in certain ways. We will use digimaps and photographs to help us identify places on a map.

In PSHE we are learning about keeping safe and the people around us who we can trust and who can help us. We will learn about staying safe in regards to medicines and we will thing about the role of rules in school and the country.

In P.E. we will be doing gymnastics with Mrs Hathaway.

In Art we will look at the work of Andy Warhol and the Pop Art Movement. We will do drawings of sections of fruit and use pastels to do a still life of a fruit bowl.

In D&T we will be learning about the Eatwell Plate and how to make healthy choices. We will make fruit kebabs using different cutting skills and learning how to use tools safely and correctly.

In French we will learn the names of some fruit and learn numbers 15-20.